Part Two Debuts Sunday, June 12,
at 1:30 a.m. ET / 10:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2
New York, NY (June 5, 2022) — Blood, Sweat & Tears: Beterbiev vs. Smith, Jr., is a two-part series that goes inside the fight camps of WBC/IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) and WBO light heavyweight champion Joe Smith, Jr. (28-3, 22 KOs) ahead of their title unification bout Saturday, June 18, from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The two half-hour specials debuts TODAY, Sunday, June 5, at 11:30 a.m. ET on ESPNEWS and Sunday, June 12, at 1:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2, respectively. Both shows will re-air multiple times on ESPNEWS and ESPN2 leading up to the much-anticipated fight. They will also be available after their initial airing on-demand on the ESPN App and ESPN.com.
Long Island’s light heavyweight world champion hero Joe Smith Jr. chops trees by day and causes knockouts by night. Smith faces off with unified champion Artur Beterbiev who is the only professional boxing champion with a perfect 100% knockout ratio. When Beterbiev and Smith meet on June 18th fans can expect fireworks from two of boxing’s most explosive punchers.
Beterbiev-Smith, Jr., and Ramirez-Nova will air live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The undercard will stream exclusively on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.